Thursday, March 2, 2017

Arabic Words Illustrated To Resemble Their Literal Meaning

Mahmoud Tammam is a graphic designer based out of Alexandria, Egypt. He gave himself an experimental typography project to transform Arabic words into shapes of their meanings. His pictorial translation series is primarily focused on animals created by turning sloping curves and dots into the bodies. So far he has created over 40 illustrated words, looking at which you can understand what it is that you are reading without knowing the language. Each picture has an Arabic word underneath it to show how the word is illustrated by the artist to match it closely. 

You can visit the artist's Instagram and Behance to view more of his illustrated words. Images via My Modern Met.